A 78-year-old-man, affected by myocardial ischemia with unstable angina, was given sublingual Nifedipine during acute angina associated with hypertensive crisis. Administration of the calcium channel blocker was followed by a worsening of ischemia and appearance of ventricular fibrillation. The sequence of events which was recorded during Holter monitoring suggests a possible cause-effect relationship between the administration of sublingual Nidefipine and the development of ventricular fibrillation.
|Translated title of the contribution||An episode of ventricular fibrillation after sublingual administration of Nifedipine in a 78-year-old patient|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology